ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Ed Graney, columnist for the Las Vegas
Review-Journal, moved into the U.S. Basketball Writers
Association's presidency position at the
association's annual business meeting during this year's NCAA Men's
Final Four in Houston.
Graney succeeds Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports, as president of the
Mike Waters, Syracuse Post-Standard, was elected third vice president.
Moving up in the rotation of officers were Vahe Gregorian, Kansas
City Star, first vice president, and David Teel, Newport News Daily
Press, second vice president.
Named to the board as district reps for three-year terms were
Joe Juliano, Philadelphia Inquirer, District II; Jeff Greer, Louisville
Courier-Journal, District IV; Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman, District
VI; Carlos Mendez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, District VII; Geoff
Grammar, Albuquerque Journal, District VIII; and Mark Zeigler, San
Diego Union-Tribune, District IX. Bernadette Cafarelli, American
Athletic Conference, was chosen as SID representative and Randy
McClure, Rush the Court, as New Media liaison.
Returning as district reps, with their year on the board in parentheses,
are Laura Keeley, Raleigh News & Observer (third), District III;
Tom Noie, South Bend Tribune (third), District V; and Seth Davis,
CBS Sports (second), and Jeff Goodman, ESPN (second), as at-large
representatives. Mel Greenberg is the liaison for women's basketball.
Joe Mitch serves as executive director. John Akers is Tipoff
editor, and Ted Gangi is the USBWA webmaster.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in
1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers.
With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential
organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America
team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA
and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at
2016-17 USBWA Officers